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AskMen
Type of site
Online men's publication
OwnerZiff Davis Media
URLwww.askmen.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedJanuary 2000; 22 years ago (2000-01)

AskMen is a free online men's web portal, with international versions in Australia, Canada, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the United States. It is owned by Ziff Davis and operates through the IGN Entertainment unit.

History

AskMen was founded in August 1999, created by Ricardo Poupada, Christopher Bellerose Rovny and Luís Rodrigues (all three graduates of Concordia University's John Molson School of Business in Montreal, Canada). The company secured $500,000 in venture capital in 2000 while its main competitor, TheMan.com, obtained $17 million in financing from Highland Capital. In November 2000, TheMan.com shut down operations, providing an opportunity for AskMen to become the largest men's lifestyle website online.[1] By 2001, AskMen surpassed the other websites in its category to become the largest men's lifestyle website.[2] In 2005, AskMen was acquired by IGN.[3]

In December 2009, the site had an estimated 12 million unique visitors.[4]

Print

In May 2007 AskMen launched a three-book series published by HarperCollins, starting with a book titled From the Bar to the Bedroom.[5]

References

  1. ^ Stefanie Olsen (2000-11-01). "Latest dot-com bomb: TheMan.com". CNET News.com. Retrieved 2006-09-03.
  2. ^ "One-year-old AskMen Surpasses Maxim & GQ and Remains Profitable". PRNewswire. 2001-06-04. Archived from the original on 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2006-09-03.
  3. ^ "IGN Acquires AskMen.com, The Internet's Leading Men's Lifestyle Web Site". Archived from the original on 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  4. ^ "CBC News - Technology & Science - AskMen.com: a decade of manliness". Cbc.ca. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  5. ^ AskMen Presents:
    • Bassil, James (2007), AskMen.com Presents From the Bar to the Bedroom: The 11 Rules for Picking Up and Pleasuring Women, HarperCollins, ISBN 978-0-06-120852-2
    • Bassil, James (2007), Askmen Presents the Style Bible: The 11 Rules for Building a Complete and Timeless Wardrobe, Collins, ISBN 978-0-06-120850-8
    • Bassil, James (2008), Askmen Presents the Guy's Guide to Romance: The 11 Rules for Finding a Woman & Making Her Happy, HarperCollins, ISBN 978-0-06-124286-1
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